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For the Love of a Good Fire: Bonfire

“Want the change. Be inspired by the flame Where everything shines as it disappears.” -Rainier Maria Rilke Just before dusk, I built another bonfire. I had limbs and logs fallen from live oaks and water oaks that grow on Allee

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For the love of good fire: Bonfire

“Want the change. Be inspired by the flame Where everything shines as it disappears.” -Rainier Maria Rilke Just before dusk, I built another bonfire. I had limbs and logs, fallen from live oaks and water oaks that grow on Allee

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An Artist’s Way

What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life. – Anais Nin This quote begins the journal I

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Blossoming at any season: the Confederate Rose

There is a pink flower abloom in the Lowcountry right now, in crisp October. Lanky, tall, and wild, the bush and her flowers are surprising us and flashing their opening pink pedals amidst tree size bright green branches, all over

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What’s this?

Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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